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Energy, gender and development : what are the linkages? Where is the evidence? (English)

The objective of the report is to review the literature on the links between energy access, welfare, and gender in order to provide evidence on where gender considerations in the energy sector matter and how they might be addressed. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 64410 AUG 01, 2011

Kohlin, Gunnar; Sills, Erin O.; Pattanayak, Subhrendu K.; Wilfong, Christopher Disclosed

Adapting to climate variability : learning from past experience and the role of institutions (English)

Adaptation to human-induced climate change is currently receiving a lot of attention in international development circles. But throughout human existence, natural resource-dependent people have exploited and coped with the effects of climate variability on the ecosystems from which they derive a living. ... See More +

Working Paper 64372 AUG 01, 2011

Ruijs, Arjan; Bel, Mark de; Kononen, Minna; Linderhof, Vincent; Polman, Nico Disclosed

Development, climate change and human rights from the margins to the mainstream? (English)

Since 2005, a growing number of vulnerable communities and nations have used the human rights lexicon to argue their case for an urgent and ambitious response to climate change. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 69139 MAR 17, 2011

Cameron, Edward Disclosed

Capitalizing on assets : vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in Nepal (English)

Nepal's geographical landscape of plains, hills and mountains exposes it to severe climatic conditions. Out of the three regions, the plain, also called Terai, has the greatest risk of flooding, especially during the monsoon season when heavy precipitation coincides with snow and glacier melting from the mountains and hills. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 54656 JAN 01, 2010

Dulal, Hari B.; Brodnig, Gernot; Onoriose, Charity G.; Thakur, Hemanta K. Disclosed

Securing tenure rights and Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) : costs and lessons learned (English)

This paper attempts to contribute to the discussion of scaling-up the recognition of tenure rights within the efforts to reduce forest carbon emissions and to put the costs of recognizing tenure rights in a broader perspective. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 54655 DEC 01, 2009

Hatcher, Jeffrey Disclosed

Climate policy processes, local institutions, and adaptation actions : mechanisms of translation and influence (English)

This paper focuses on the experience of the national level adaptation planning efforts and the lessons that can be derived for more effective adaptation from an examination of local governance of development and natural resources. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 51414 JUN 01, 2009

Agrawal, Arun; Perrin, Nicolas; Chhatre, Ashwini; Benson, Catherine; Kononen, Minna; Disclosed

Understanding violent conflict in Indonesia : a mixed methods approach (English)

The Violent Conflict in Indonesia Study (ViCIS) is a new the World Bank project aimed at plugging gaps in the literature and adding to popular knowledge on violent conflict in Indonesia. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 50303 JUN 01, 2009

Barron, Patrick; Jaffrey, Sana; Palmer, Blair; Varshney, Ashutosh; Disclosed

Social and governance dimensions of climate change : implications for policy (English)

This background paper addresses two vital concerns in debate upon adaptation to climate change. First, how do author prepare countries to manage the impact of climate-change induced natural disasters? ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 51411 JUN 01, 2009

Foa, Roberto Disclosed

The role of local institutions in adaptation to climate change (English)

This paper examines the relationships between climate-related vulnerabilities, adaptation practices, institutions, and external interventions to show the role and importance of local institutions in climate change. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 51413 JUN 01, 2009

Agrawal, Arun ; Kononen, Minna ; Perrin, Nicolas Disclosed

Assessing vulnerability and adaptive capacity to climate risks : methods for investigation at local and national levels (English)

Effective planning for climate change adaptation programming in developing countries requires a fine-grained assessment of local vulnerabilities, practices and adaptation options and preferences. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 51412 MAY 01, 2009

Kuriakose, Anne T. ; Bizikova, Livia ; Bachofen, Carina A. Disclosed

Mobilizing rural institutions : a comparative study of rural institutions for improving governance and development - Afghanistan, Ethiopia, India, Vietnam, and Yemen (English)

This report analyzes local institutions and the role of institutional networks in shaping governance and livelihoods outcomes in rural locations in five areas that face significant governance challenges: Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Orissa (in India), Vietnam, and Yemen. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 51410 APR 01, 2009

Agrawal, Arun; Perrin, Nicolas Disclosed

Disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (English)

Disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) is a process that contributes to security and stability by disarming combatants, removing them from military structures, and socially and economically integrating them into society. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 51415 FEB 01, 2009

Nezam, Taies; Marc, Alexandre; Disclosed

Local government discretion and accountability : a diagnostic framework for local governance (English)

This paper presents a conceptual framework to better analyze the factors that improve local governance. Central to the framework are the following arguments: 1) decentralization reforms grant local governments new powers and responsibilities in three dimensions: political, administrative, and fiscal. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 46552 JUL 01, 2008

Yilmaz, Serdar; Beris, Yakup; Serrano-Berthet, Rodrigo; Disclosed

Electoral institutions and local government accountability : a literature review (English)

In studies of decentralized governance in the developing world, electoral institutions have largely been overlooked as explanatory factors for the performance of local governments. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 44849 JUL 01, 2008

Packel, Daniel Disclosed

So you want to quit smoking : have you tried a mobile phone? (English)

Tobacco use, which is rising quickly in developing countries, kills 5.4 million people a year worldwide. This paper explores the impacts of mobile phone ownership on tobacco consumption. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 44837 JUN 01, 2008

Labonne, Julien; Chase, Robert S Disclosed

Improving agricultural fiscal policy in Ukraine (English)

Agriculture's importance to the economy in Ukraine is both deep and diverse. Agriculture is one of the Ukrainian economy's key sectors, accounting for 11 percent of GDP and 22 percent of total employment. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 36970 JUL 18, 2006

Zorya, Sergiy Ukrainian Disclosed

Improving agricultural fiscal policy in Ukraine (Ukrainian)

Agriculture's importance to the economy in Ukraine is both deep and diverse. Agriculture is one of the Ukrainian economy's key sectors, accounting for 11 percent of GDP and 22 percent of total employment. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 36970 JUL 18, 2006

Zorya, Sergiy English Disclosed

Cotton in the global context : discussion paper for the governments of Central Asia (English)

This report was produced in an attempt to synthesize the common features of the most successful and competitive models in the cotton sector worldwide so those could be presented for consideration of the governments of cotton-growing countries which are concerned with their competitive position in a global cotton market. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 36961 JUN 26, 2006

Sadler, Marc Disclosed

Romania food and agriculture from a european perspective (Romanian)

Policymakers in Romania will need to make a series of important decisions in order to prepare the country for accession to the European Union and adoption of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in 2007. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 35508 JUN 01, 2006

Csaki, Csaba; Kray, Holger English Disclosed

Market linkages in the Slovak agri-food sector (English)

Vertical coordination has become an important phenomenon in the Slovak agri-food chain. As in other countries in Central and Eastern Europe vertical coordination between farms and agribusiness companies has grown strongly in recent years. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 36995 JAN 01, 2006

Swinnen, Johan; Van Berkum, Siemen; Bozik, Marian Disclosed

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Energy, gender and development : what are the linkages? Where is the evidence? (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 64410 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Adapting to climate variability : learning from past experience and the role of institutions (English)
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AUG 01, 2011 64372 Working Paper
Development, climate change and human rights from the margins to the mainstream? (English)
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MAR 17, 2011 69139 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Capitalizing on assets : vulnerability and adaptation to climate change in Nepal (English)
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JAN 01, 2010 54656 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Securing tenure rights and Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD) : costs and lessons learned (English)
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DEC 01, 2009 54655 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Climate policy processes, local institutions, and adaptation actions : mechanisms of translation and influence (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 51414 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Understanding violent conflict in Indonesia : a mixed methods approach (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 50303 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Social and governance dimensions of climate change : implications for policy (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 51411 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
The role of local institutions in adaptation to climate change (English)
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JUN 01, 2009 51413 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Assessing vulnerability and adaptive capacity to climate risks : methods for investigation at local and national levels (English)
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MAY 01, 2009 51412 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Mobilizing rural institutions : a comparative study of rural institutions for improving governance and development - Afghanistan, Ethiopia, India, Vietnam, and Yemen (English)
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APR 01, 2009 51410 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (English)
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FEB 01, 2009 51415 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Local government discretion and accountability : a diagnostic framework for local governance (English)
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JUL 01, 2008 46552 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Electoral institutions and local government accountability : a literature review (English)
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JUL 01, 2008 44849 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
So you want to quit smoking : have you tried a mobile phone? (English)
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JUN 01, 2008 44837 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Improving agricultural fiscal policy in Ukraine (English)
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JUL 18, 2006 36970 Working Paper (Numbered Series) Ukrainian
Improving agricultural fiscal policy in Ukraine (Ukrainian)
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JUL 18, 2006 36970 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
Cotton in the global context : discussion paper for the governments of Central Asia (English)
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JUN 26, 2006 36961 Working Paper (Numbered Series)
Romania food and agriculture from a european perspective (Romanian)
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JUN 01, 2006 35508 Working Paper (Numbered Series) English
Market linkages in the Slovak agri-food sector (English)
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JAN 01, 2006 36995 Working Paper (Numbered Series)